- Buttercups in Foil on the Windowsill
She never set foot in that house, wason the other side of the world, livingher life as if every day were Sunday, thoughgiven her location this was noblessing, just another day ofshortages, of thuds in the distance that madeone's mind leap even when one'sbody was in bed. One day bledinto another, the ash of intention blowinginto oblivion. To accomplishanything, one had to leap through thedoorway of existence, existence beingan opening that allowed all you love to leaveas easily as it arrived. [End Page 153]
Barbara Tran's honors include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and Lannan Foundation Writer's Residency. Longlisted for the 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize, Barbara is indebted to Hedgebrook for radical hospitality at a crucial time, and to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for essential support. Tran's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Puritan, Bennington Review, and The New Yorker.